Fire It Up! with Jonathan Bardzik

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED as we are at capacity.  Stay tuned - we will try to get Jonathan here again soon!
Please join us on May 24th at 7:00 pm for a very special cooking and gardening presentation!
Jonathan Bardzik will be sharing recipes featuring the best flavors of local spring and summer harvest.  Author of two cookbooks and a popular speaker, Jonathan brings his passion to connect gardening and cooking.  All his recipes feature ingredients you can grow yourself or purchase in local farmers markets. Learn new recipes and techniques to make the most of your own home-grown food!
The $15 fee covers the cost of the demonstration, tasting and recipe cards. Participants will also receive 15% off everything you need to plant your own edible spring garden - vegetables, herbs, fruits and organic soils!
Please register soon  as space is very limited for this special event.
Registration is closed - we are full!

Introducing Jonathan!

Jonathan Bardzik is a cook, author and storyteller based in Washington DC. Jonathan is inspired by the seasonal, local ingredients he grew up with and finds today at the farm market. Jonathan’s culinary passion is to explore those farm and garden-fresh flavors, create food for friends and family, and share his adventures to help others find joy in their own home kitchens.
Jonathan’s professional culinary career began in 2011 when he started offering weekly cooking demonstrations at DC’s historic Eastern Market. Since then, Jonathan has made more than 150 live appearance at Eastern Market and in venues across the country, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Geographic Museum. He has developed more than 600 recipes, and has appeared in several video series. His first book, Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease, was published in Fall 2013. His second book, Seasons to Taste, will be available holiday 2015.
Jonathan’s background in and long love for horticulture has led to partnerships that highlight the connection between gardening and cooking.  Jonathan serves as the culinary face of Footprints, a line of naturally grown and sustainably packaged herb, vegetable and fruiting plants available at garden centers throughout the East Coast.  He has partnered with the National Garden Bureau’s to promote their “Year of the” vegetable program and filmed a video series featuring All-America Selections award-winning varieties of vegetables and herbs, in collaboration with the D.C.-area’s Arcadia Farms.Jonathan’s work has caught the attention of local media outlets including DC’s WTOP, The Hill Rag and DCist, and garnered national coverage from USA Today,Food Network Magazine, and Thrillist. He was recently recognized by the Farmers Market Coalition as a “Farm Market Hero.”
Jonathan’s popular website ( features more than 200 recipes and a collection of videos. He maintains an active community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share and find inspiration for his culinary adventures.
Jonathan is excited to share with you the recipes and stories – and joy – he has cultivated over the past 20 years.

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